I know it is a wild question, but for a project I am working on, I am considering combining a WS2801 based LED strip (https://www.adafruit.com/products/738
) with an LPD8806 based one (https://www.adafruit.com/products/306
). The information for each LED would be passed down via SPI. I am thinking about combining the two because while many of the parts of my project will use the LPD8806, there are some parts where the LPD8806 segments won't work (I need to make a few circular patterns). Would it work? I thought that it might given that I would be passing values that can be represented in 21 bits (the max for LPD8806 is 21 bits, which fits in with the 24 bit maximum of the WS2801), both strips operate on 5V, and the RGB value orders could be matched between the two (or at least, reading the sample code for WS2801 gives me that idea).